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Independent Package Includes
- Flights New York-London, London-Dublin-New York
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- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
- 3 nights London
- 3 nights Dublin
- Breakfast daily
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This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria.
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This budget class hotel is located in the Royal borough of Kensington & Chelsea within walking distance of popular sites, renowned shopping destinations, and museums.Hotel Details
This budget class hotel is situated in the heart of Dublin.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
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- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
At 135 meters high, The Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel. During the graceful 30 minute experience, customers can see up to 40km from their fully enclosed, state of the art glass capsules. Since opening in 2000, it has welcomed over 36 million visitors and has won 80 awards for design and engineering, tourism, customer service as well as numerous people's choice awards. In a short period of time, it has become a 21st century symbol for modern Britain and a global icon. The Coca-Cola London Eye now boasts the first live action 4D attraction film ever filmed and produced in the UK. Capitalizing on the latest cutting edge technology, 4D adds a new dimension to traditional 3D technology; using sensory effects such as wind, snow and even smell to bring to life the images on screen.
Opening Times: Jan - Mar & Sept - Dec; 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Apr - Aug: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
*Opening times are subject to change on Dec 24 - Jan 2
*Admission to the London Eye 4D Experience will only be valid on the day of your London Eye flight.
*Children 16 & under must be accompanied by an adult
|Day #3||01 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$50.00|
This Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour provides a great way to travel around London and see all of the essential sights. Set your own pace, getting on and off at over 65 available stops as often as you wish. Shop, see the city's landmarks, and have fun creating your very own tour. The tour offers a convenient way to see Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Downing Street, Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey, among countless other sights of the city. Entertaining live guides, free walking tours, free River Cruise Pass, and exclusive Kids' Club are included in the 24-hour ticket*
Tour departs every 15-20 mins beginning 8:30 am from the main starting points: Piccadilly Circus, Victoria, and Grosvenor Gardens. Other major departure points are Embankment Pier and Marble Arch. The bus travels on a continuous loop on multiple routes.
Please note that due to local events the service routes may be subject to change.
*Ticket Valid for 48 hours between Oct 1 – Feb 28.
|Day #3||04 Jun 2018 - 24 Dec 2018||$35.00|
Visit Windsor Castle which is built high above the River Thames and has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the magnificent State Apartments* and take some time to explore the castle grounds and the fourteenth-century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Continue to the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge which is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England. Stonehenge is also a place of spiritual importance. Afterwards, visit Oxford, the "city of dreaming spires" and home to the world's most famous university. Enjoy a walking tour and see Christchurch college, the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre.
Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.
*If State Apartments are closed, we will visit Mary’s Dolls house instead.
|Day #4||14 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$136.00|
Located in the heart of the St James's Gate Brewery, Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's No. 1 Dublin tourist attraction. This historical building is central to Dublin's and Ireland's heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of Guinness, telling the story from its origins here at St James's Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand, known all around the world. Finish your visit at the Gravity Bar where you can enjoy a perfect pint of Guinness. Sit and relax while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of Dublin city and beyond. Don't forget to stop by the Guinness Flagship Retail Shop packed with unique and exclusive merchandise and memorabilia.
Open 7 days a week from 9:30 am- 5:00 pm.
|Day #6||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$23.00|
Enjoy this fun-filled, 90-minute tour of Dublin that takes you past major attractions such as Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, and the Old Jameson Distillery. With your 48-hour transit ticket, you can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 12 stops along the route. Dublin's top attractions align with this tour, making it a perfect way to see the city.
Departs daily every 20-30 minutes from 13 Upper O'Connell St., Dublin 1. First departure at 9:30 a.m., last departure at 5:00 p.m. Drop-off at city center.
|Day #6||27 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$29.00|
The Irish Whiskey Museum uniquely depicts the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory, its dramatic fall and of course, the current revival of new Irish whiskeys. Your visit includes a fully guided tour through 5 unique rooms and a complimentary tutored whiskey tasting session. Guests can enjoy the contemporary cafe bar to savor the views of Trinity College after the tour.
Opening Times: Monday-Thursday at 10 AM and Friday-Sunday 9:30 AM
|Day #7||16 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$22.00|
Scotland and Ireland trip was more than we expected! We were told by locals that the weather we experienced was the best that they have had in the past five years! We never had to use umbrellas or ponchos. Accommodations were outstanding, food was interesting and surprisingly good, specials were fun and interesting, sights and excursions were interesting, fun, and educational. So many memorable moments. The "Queen" was even at Holyrood Palace while we were in Edinburgh ... Lots of wonderful memories between the beginning of our trip and the close of our trip in Dublin - where we had the opportunity to view the books of Kells of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John ... It was the most congenial group of people I have ever traveled with on any of my trips! Many of us will stay in touch with each other. Our tour guide, Patrick, and our bus driver, Jim, were outstanding...friendly, knowledgeable, funny, caring, lovable. Davis and I will miss them!Pamela W. Snellville, GA
It was wonderful and packed with charming surprises like Scotch tastings, tea with clotted cream and scones, and morning Irish coffees! It was informative, interesting, and full of an excellent variety of history, culture, beautiful landscapes, and fun! Both of our tour managers were great and we came home with lots of “Christina-isms” and “Cecilia-isms”. And both tour managers took good care of us including box breakfasts on the two days we had to be at the airport early. We also appreciated recommendations on pubs and restaurants such as the Dirty Duck in Bath or the Bracin in Waterford! We plan on traveling again with Gate 1 Travel.Patricia M. Kingman, AZ
We could'nt have asked for a better vacation. Our trip was so wonderful. We enjoyed Scotland and throughly loved Ireland. Our tour guide Francis Carroll, was so informative, educational and such a delight to be with. He made our trip so pleasurable. Our bus driver Brian was a joy too. He skillfully skirted around tight squeezes without a hiccup. Our excursions was great and so were the local tour guides especially Ronin. He gave us a lot of insight of the local area, and made .you want to hear more. A great tutor! We will certainly choose Gate 1 travel again. You made our "go to" list of agencies to use. You will be hearing from us soon.Matthew S. Palm City, FL
We thoroughly enjoyed our Gate 1 trip to the Northern Highlands of Scotland: great itinerary, interesting sightseeing, top-notch tour director (Lorna Johnson), excellent driver (Malcom), good local guides, companionable group of fellow travelers and each day was carefully planned.Richard C. Hopkins, MN
We had an amazing trip of England, Scotland and Ireland. The tour was everything I thought it would be and more ... Francis Carroll was an excellent tour guide. Very informative, personable and helpful man, along with our driver Tommy. I would travel with them again as guide and driver combination.Denise W. New South Wales, AU
Had a very nice time and saw a lot! The group of people on the trip were all so friendly and fun ~ it made traveling together great. Our guide was also very helpful. My favorites: The Titanic Museum in Belfast: York: and the sheep farm in Westport. Dublin was too crowded for my taste ~ the viewing of the Book of Kells was almost impossible due to the large crowds.Elaine T. Seville, OH
The trip was wonderful. We had a great time. Our tour guide, David Reid could not have done a better job. He made our journey very enjoyable. When things went a bit awry, such as a bus breakdown, he kept us all in good humor and did his best to make sure we didn’t miss any of the activities that had been planned. Our bus driver, David, was a true professional. The various local guides did a great job too. Overall, the trip was everything we hoped it would be and moreBarbara L. Longmeadow, MA
We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect. Our tour guide Philip was excellent and the day guides as well. The whisper boxes are an awesome way to communicate. I did not have to keep up fully to hear what was being said. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our destinations especially Edinburgh. All of our overnight commendations were fine and the meals were wonderful. I'm sure we'll be doing other trips with Gate 1 in the future.Carl V. Reading, PA
It was great. We can’t say enough good things about our tour guide, David Seagrave and our driver, Tommy Doyle. Both were excellent. The stops and photo opportunities chosen for the trip were outstanding. It was a trip of a life time.Terry C. Woodward, OK
My trip was amazing every minute. Our tour guide was the best, he was incredible. Michael was on top of every inch of our trip and more. I'm still coming down from this trip, life changing.Vicki W. Monterey, CA
The trip was great. We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.The gate 1 guides, Hilary in England and Scotland as well as Martina in Ireland were excellent. We highly recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and certainly plan to travel with your company again. Keep up the good work.George K. Winnipeg, CA
The trip was great.We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.The gate 1 guides,Hilary in England and Scotland as well as Martina in Ireland were excellent.We highly recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and certainly plan to travel with your company again.Keep up the good work.George K. Winnipeg, CA
I enjoyed my trip very much! I was able to visit many places my ancestors came from. I went the church in Scotland my 6th great grandfather was baptized in on 15 February 1698!!!! It was one of the highlights of my tour. The tour directors were excellent and very knowledgeable. Thank you for a memorable trip.Carla S. Richmond, VA
Amazing! Thank you for asking. It was everything we could hope for! Our guide, Paul, and driver, Gary, were both top notch. The food, the hotels, the destinations were all outstanding. We will do Gate1 again and recommend it to family and friends.Paul C. Bakersfield, CA
8 day unescorted London, England, was just fantastic. London is city that so easy to move around in and plenty of things to keep us busy. I will definitely be looking for more unescorted trips.Penny S. Falls Church, VA
We had a wonderful time! Our director, Ann, was fantastic. She has a head full of informative and fun information about every where we stopped as well as entertaining facts as we were in the bus. Her service was top notch! Our hotels were all very nice and more upscale than I imagined. We will be booking again with Gate 1.Linda W. Columbus, OH
Very good. Saw many beautiful sites and met a lot of nice people. Very pleased with Gate 1 and would consider them again for future trips.Timothy F. San Rafael, CA
Our trip was wonderful! Lorna, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC; she is knowledgeable and clearly shared with us her love of Scotland and it's history. This was our 5th Gate 1 trip and we look forward to many more.Michele D. Minneapolis, MN
I enjoyed the trip very much. The scenery was beautiful and the historical buildings were very interesting. And, Michael was an excellent guide. He's articulate, knowledgeable, and very helpful.Christopher M. Bryn Mawr, PA
Like all Gate 1 trips, the 10 day Classic Tour of Scotland was wonderful. We saw so much of the country and had free time to interact with the Scottish people in restaurants, pubs, on public buses, etc. We enjoyed the rich history and historic places like Culloden that really opens one's eyes and heart. The scenery was breathtaking. Our tour guide Michael offered us so much information and provided us with Scottish treats and beautiful ballads on the bus trips. He was calm, caring and made us laugh. Kenny our bus driver was also kind and a great driver on those narrow roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone.Diana C. Bristol, VA
The England/Scotland trip was amazing! My entire family had an absolutely incredible time on the trip! And we all appreciated how well the entire tour was managed, from airport transfers to comfortable hotels located within walking distance of city highlights and great tour guides who provided excellent recommendations on things to do and eat. There was also a good balance of leisure time in London and Edinburgh to explore on our own, during which time we went to afternoon tea, spent some more time at Buckingham Palace, and checked out the Sherlock Holmes museum. Thank you so much for your help coordinating our family trip from different cities - it was a really special adventure together thanks to Gate 1!Jennifer Y. Boston, MA
The trip was fantastic. This is the first time we've used Gate 1, but it won't be the last. Our guide, Patrick was amazing. He made it seem like he wasn't even working, yet managed to keep everything running very smoothly. He did it all with professionalism and courtesy. Our driver, Brian was not only a great driver, but a hard worker who managed our luggage with ease. The seat assignments on the bus worked out very well. I thought I wasn't going to like it, but it was actually very efficient.Margaret A. West Islip, NY
We had a magnificent trip. The weather was great - no rain for two weeks in England and Scotland. We had two fabulous guides, Ann in England and Phil in Scotland. Both were super people who went out of their way to make our trip a success. They filled our days with knowledge and humorous stories that we will carry with us. Our drivers were also great. This was our third trip with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to our next one.Melissa D. Murfreesboro, TN
The trip was fantastic. It was the best ever. The hotel and staff were wonderful. Our tour director Christine was great would recommend her to anyone who is interested in this trip. Everything went off without a hitch. Tour guides were the best. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our time in England. Thank you for all that you did to make our time a wonderful experience.Martha G. Haymarket, VA
It was excellent - fascinating tours, comfortable hotels and a good choice of itineraries. We were very satisfied.Ruth H. Middletown, CT
It was a wonderful trip, thanks! We had a decent hotel in a good area that was close to the tube, and we explored the city in so many ways! The day trip to Windsor was beautiful, and the tour guide, Kevin, was FABULOUS! London is a wonderful place, and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring it. With Gate 1 doing all the "heavy work" of hotels and tickets, it was even more enjoyable. THANK YOU! Looking forward to traveling again with you!Lucinda W. Indiana, PA
All went well. Hotel was fine and the transportation to and from the airport was very good. I would also like to comment on a trip we took with you in January to India. That was absolutely fantastic. The tour director, Sandeep, did an amazing job. We shall definitely use Gate 1 againValerie F. Orland, ME
We had a wonderful time! I will definitely use Gate 1 travel for our next trip! Everything went as planned.Cindy E. Nyack, NY
Our trip was wonderful! We really enjoyed the UK, the hotel and one day trip we took out to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath. We honestly tell everyone we know about Gate 1 Travel as we've always had wonderful experiences traveling with you all. Thank you again and I'm sure we'll be booking another trip soon!!Kaitlyn B. Washington, DC
This was our third trip booked through Gate 1 and it was very enjoyable! All the many details came together seamlessly, the accommodations were more than satisfactory, and the hotel staff very friendly. We're planning to travel again soon using Gate 1, hopefully organizing a larger family trip by taking advantage of your efficient agency experience and most affordable services.Leonard G. Philadelphia, PA
Trip was fantastic, all of the logistics was great, places are amazing. I definitely travel again with Gate 1.Tatsiana B. Somerville, MA
It was fantastic. I was well taken care of. Our guide knew his country well. Very informative.Kenneth R. Battle Ground, WA
The England & Scotland trip was very pleasant, the weather was good, the scenery is beautiful, and the tour guid is excellent, overall is a very wonderful experience, thanks to Gate 1 Travel. Definitely I will recommend Gate 1 to my friend .Esther C. Mira Loma, CA
We had a wonderful time! We saw so many awesome sights and tried a lot of great food. My favorite activity was the Louvre.Kevin C. Dayton, OH
The trip was more than amazing. My family and I had soooo much fun it is hard to put into words. We truly enjoyed everything the Gate 1 package included. The Airport to Hotel transfers were the best and made it easy for us to travel. We signed up for a tour while in London to Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath that truly made it memorable. Paris was all that we expected and more. My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary at the Eiffel Tower :) Thank you for your support in setting up this wonderful trip. I will be sure to use Gate 1 Travel again and again and again.Devon S. Cincinnati, OH
We had a wonderful time. The trip was well planned and the hotels were very good. Ann was first rate -she was extremely organized, funny, and very attentive. And she knew her history. Les is a skillful driver and delivered us to our destinations without mishap.Michael H. Saint Louis, MO
Our trip was AWESOME!!! Our tour guide Lauren was the best, full of interesting information all day long on the bus. There wasn't a single glitch, from flights to transfers to hotels. It helped that our fellow travelers were a congenial group too. The hotels were fine, lack of wi-fi in some rooms was a pain, but they all had wi-fi in the public areas. I think the tour and optional tours hit all the places we wanted to see. We wouldn't change a thing about the trip...thanks for a memorable vacation!!! We will definitely be on another Gate 1 trip...Allyn C. Manlius, NY
It was awesome. We had a great group and an EXCELLENT tour guide in Lorna. She was the best. Very knowledgeable and professional. As a native to the area she gave us valuable information that helped us get the most of our time in Scotland. The bus was comfortable and Willy our driver was the best. The hotels were clean and comfortable. We had a great tripLarry D. Oakland, CA
Wonderful. We went with you guys after a good experience in Italy last year and we we were not let down. Accommodations were again good. And the guide knew the areas and was personable and interesting. I also thank you for letting me call you personally to help us with flights and arranging an extra day!Larry B. Indianapolis, IN
Another really great trip from Gate 1! This was the third time we have used Gate 1 for travel and we are super pleased with the value/organization/people involved-coordinators, drivers, tour guides. Thanks so much!Scott P. Goleta, CA
Our trip was incredible! Evelyn, our tour manager in Ireland and Michael, our tour guide in Great Britain and Scotland did an excellent job. They both made sure we were comfortable, safe, and informed of all of the rich history of the cities we visited. The two of them are very knowledgable and shared all the information in a friendly and charming way. The accommodations and the pace of the trip were excellent. Our driver Les in Great Britain and Scotland made our trip safe and relaxed. He was always very helpful and had a great sense of humor. This is our 4th Gate 1 trip and each trip keeps getting better because of the dedicated people that work for your company.Estella R. Helotes, TX
Scotland and Ireland were amazing. I tried Haggis as promised and it wasn't bad, although I didn't take seconds when Terri offered. Your advice about the add ons/excursions and currency was helpful. Thanks for answering all of my questions. The tour was top notch and I will travel with Gate 1 again.Jacqueline P. Boise, ID
The trip was fantastic! I want to tell you that Gate 1 is extremely well run - very well organized, and with excellent staff. Our Tour Guide, Paul, was outstanding - kind, informative, funny and all round a terrific person. Our coach driver was also outstanding - a great chauffeur (getting us out of a couple of traffic blockages very skillfully) and he also was very kind - nice guy! The tours were great and we had enough flexibility to adjust our own pacing. In short - A-OK! And even our flights went well and the connections to and from Heathrow were fine. Not a single "hitch!"Eve V. Foster City, CA
What a wonder trip...the best one that I have done with Gate 1...( and i done a few ) My guide Michael Wheeler...made the trip...I cannot say enough...Cute...smart..witty..a real joy to travel with..we only had 23 travelers and Michael along with Willy the bus driver...nice guy wore Kilts one night.. it rained almost every day...but Michael took very good care of us..his knowledge of Scotland's history and the way he presented it was unbelievable..I could now pass any college course on early Scottish History...LOL Any future trips I do to Great Britain will only be with Michael as my guide...so if let me know. I gave your name out to some first time gate 1 travelers ....told them your the one I use. We took a group picture at our departing dinner I will attempt to attach it.Saralyn B. Chilcoot, CA
Simply the best! We were told that this the first time for this combination tour with a different selection of sights. It was led by Eric with a few other local guides.The tour was flawless in every respect. We would highly recommend to our friends.Ronald D. Georgetown, TX
Trip was great! London was crowded then I expected, more then New York. The country side was beautiful and Edinburg was pretty and intimate. The tour guide Ann was meticulous for every single detail and very professional. My wife and I enjoyed every minute of it. This was our 2nd trip with Gate 1. We went to Central Europe last year. It was a great experience too. Thank you for doing a good job. Please, keep doing it. Thanks.Hee K. Chicago, IL
It was a great trip in that we were able to see everything promised on the itinerary. There was a visit to a farm in the Lake area, where we were served scones and clotted cream, which was a real treat. Downside was the weather. Pretty much rainy, windy, and cool, the entire trip. Not much anyone can do about that, weather is always an uncontrollable variable. Perhaps the most fortunate aspect of the trip was having Michael Wheeler as our tour guide (along with his faithful companion and bus driver, Les!) Michael has an incredible amount of area knowledge, which he shares in an interesting and understandable way. He has a great sense of humor, and some of his stories and comments were laugh out loud funny. Actually, one of the most entertaining part of the trip were when they had to decide on a quick detour to avoid a long wait at an accident, south of York. The rapport between Michael and Les, was great fun! This type of tour can be challenging to the traveler, in that you have to get packed and moving early each morning, and often the bus arrives at the hotel late in the afternoon, between 5-5:30 PM. Makes for a long day. Michael was at the bus early every morning, and had everything well prepared, including a daily seating chart. He made sure hotel keys/rooms, were ready as soon as we got off the bus each day. He stayed around the hotel lobby each day, for at least an hour after arrival, in case of any problems for anyone. He is really a hard worker, and the nicest guy you could ever find. A real credit to Gate 1.William Z. Bloomington, IL
he trip was great and the places we visited were amazing! I sincerely appreciate our Tour Guide, Ann and our Coach driver, Les. Take care and God bless you!Carmelita C. Houston, TX
Thank you. Our trip was great. Loved all the cities we visited. I was very pleased with all the hotel accommodations choices that was made. Every hotel exceeded my expectations. Location was also a big factor and helped getting around easier. I cannot say enough positive things about how everything ran so smoothly and I didn't have to worry about anything at all. Thank you very much and I will definitely continue to book future vacations through you. Looking forward to other trips together.Karen M. Langhorne, PA
My trip to England and Scotland was fabulous. Michael, our tour director was excellent and his bus driver, Les, was charming and kind. We were very blessed with good weather; not one day of rain. Thank you, Gate 1, for a great experience.Peggy N. Heber City, UT